Thank you for this – it was very timely. I have spent much of my life “enduring” and only recently realized that I didn’t need to stay in something toxic just to be a martyr. Once I became strong and stood up for myself, I could endure much better – the strength gave me the grit I needed to show up in the most recent relationship as an equal. When I read your words they resonated with me because I hadn’t looked at my situation that way – endurance from a place of weakness vs a place of strength. What a difference the come from makes. Thank you again!